11. Elfrid Payton/ Victor Oladipo
Magic were so high on Payton that they decided to pass up on Exum, and take a project that in Aaron Gordon with their lottery pick while grabbing their future PG in the process. Payton, right off the bat resembles a young Rajon Rondo, his will to defend, court vision, exceptional rebounding, and excellent transition defense. Coming from a mid major very few knew much about Payton, but by the end of the workouts there was no questioning that he was one of the top guards in the draft. Magic fans should expect him to have his usual Rookie woes, especially with turnovers as he gets accustomed to the NBA speed, and new teammates, but after he puts it all together, and gets a hold of this offense, the Magic will look like a much improved team, and no one will be happier than Victor Oladipo. Oladipo, a lottery pick last year for the magic, was forced to play the PG position at times which is something he couldn’t grasp and often struggled to do. Now that Payton is here Oladipo can simply do what he excels at, attacking the basket with no fear, and continuing to improve him jumpshot. Because Oladipo still doesn’t have a consistent jumpshot, and neither does Payton defenses will at times just pack it in one them and try to force them to shoot. However, if Oladipo can start to shoot more consistently and Payton becomes at least respectable along with the fact that both have world class speed and can get to basket at will, teams will have a very hard time containing the two. On the defensive end both are spectacular on-ball defenders and from day one they’ll be giving opposing backcourts headaches. For the Orlando kids it’s all about gaining experience with one another, and developing their games, but as soon as that comes together they could easily become a top 5 backcourt within the next two years.